POLICE are appealing for information following the assault of an elderly man in Tweed Heads on Wednesday afternoon.
About 2.30pm an 81-year-old man was walking along the boardwalk near the edge of Jack Evans Boat Harbour, when he was approached by a man who began to verbally abuse him.
He attempted to walk away from the man but was struck in the back a short time later, causing him to stumble.
The man fled the location and was last seen walking toward Bay St.
The 81-year-old was treated for minor injuries, but did not require hospitalisation.
Tweed Byron Local Area Command is now investigating the incident and would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their investigation.
The man is described as being of a Caucasian appearance with a pale complexion, aged in his 20s, about 168cm tall and of a stocky build.
He was last was wearing khaki coloured shorts, no shirt and carrying a backpack.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Tweed Heads Police on 07 5536 0999,